Leslie Mozingo, CEO and Owner

Leslie Mozingo

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Federal government relations expert for nearly 30 years.
  • Washington representative for communities and industries of all sizes.
  • Consultant to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, advising on key federal issues impacting all 100 North Carolina counties.
  • Lobbyist and consultant to regional council of governments that encompasses nine counties and 74 municipalities, representing almost two million people.
  • Former contract lobbyist for the National Recreation and Park Association, which has 21,000 members and represents the majority of public parks and recreation agencies who touch the lives of over 300 million people in the United States.

SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES

  • Connect clients to federal officials, agencies, and key personnel.
  • Extensive expertise in legislative action and policy development.
  • Specialized knowledge in locating federal funding through appropriations, authorizations, and competitive grants.
  • Constant communication with Congress and the Administration through phone calls, emails, letters, and meetings.
  • Frequent public speaker on effective lobbying best practices, federal issues of interest and their impact, and current political landscapes.
  • Collaborate regularly with clients, keeping them informed and proactively aware of the activities occurring on their behalf and to discuss strategies.
  • Coach clients as needed on their federal advocacy plan and related talking points.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Owner/CEO, Strategics Consulting, LLC, 2013 - present
  • Partner (1997-2013); Senior Associate/Associate (1991-1997); Marketing Director (1993-2008); Executive Committee (2006-2008), The Ferguson Group, LLC, Washington, DC
  • Legislative Assistant, U.S. Representative E. Clay Shaw, Jr., Washington, DC, 1988 -1991

EDUCATION

  • The American University MBA, Marketing, summa cum laude, 1993; Bryce Harlow Scholar
  • The University of Alabama, B.S. Business, Marketing, 1988